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These facts on the entering freshman class are estimates from the UNC Office of Undergraduate Admissions, based on information as of Aug. 18:

  • 19,696 students applied; 6,732, or 34.2 percent, were accepted; 3,819, or 56.7 percent, are expected to enroll.
  • Average SAT score: 1293, down eight points from last year.
  • Incoming students hail from 99 North Carolina counties, 47 states and 49 other countries; 81.4 percent are from North Carolina.
  • 75.3 percent of those who reported a class rank were in the top 10 percent of their graduating high school classes; 39.2 percent ranked in first 10 spots; 6.3 percent ranked first in their class.
  • 84.8 percent of those who reported a grade point average posted at least 4.0.
  • 69.9 percent are Caucasian; 12.3 percent African-American; 7.5 percent Asian-American; 5.4 percent Hispanic; 1 percent Native Americans, Alaska natives; 0.2 percent Hawaiian, Pacific Islander; 2 percent other; 1.8 percent not reported.
  • And for a year at Carolina, it will cost them $5,033 for in-state tuition and fees, $19,681 for out-of-state; $4,600 room with air conditioning, $3,930 without; $2,866 board; and $1,000 estimated books and supplies.

Final fall enrollment figures are expected in early September.


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